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by MetBlue
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:51
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Recommendations for rebounding fibreglass panels
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Recommendations for rebounding fibreglass panels

Looking for advise / experience on rebonding fibreglass panels / skins. I have two areas in need of attention. 1: The bonnet near the plenum chamber has a strengthening fibreglass form running full width on the inside. Probably just need a good modern adhesive for this one as there is good surface t...
by MetBlue
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:44
Forum: General
Topic: Elite : Kaizen, those small manufacture changes.
Replies: 16
Views: 919

Elite : Kaizen, those small manufacture changes.

My rebuild is (was ) intending to use some donor parts from an early 1976 elite, on my April / May 1974 car. I keep coming across small design differences that were implemented by Lotus and thought they would be interesting to share on this thread. To kick off, lets look at the rear hatch window. I'...
by MetBlue
Thu Mar 26, 2020 09:57
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label
Replies: 31
Views: 1532

Re: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label

RB. Sorry, misread your post. Removed from list and Pete's updated to 2.
Tony
by MetBlue
Thu Mar 26, 2020 09:57
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label
Replies: 31
Views: 1532

Re: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label

RB. Sorry, misread your post. Removed from list and Pete's updated to 2.
Tony
by MetBlue
Thu Mar 26, 2020 00:38
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label
Replies: 31
Views: 1532

Re: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label

....does anyone want the Valvoline Oil sticker from the engine bay?
all I need to know is how big they are.
I don't know of this sticker in the engine bay. Not sure mine had one. Anyone got a photo?

Tony
by MetBlue
Thu Mar 26, 2020 00:35
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label
Replies: 31
Views: 1532

Re: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label

Ready to get an order placed. So far I have following requests: Pete B 1 off Emmerg ( Guy) 2 off theelanman 2 off Don't be foolish 1 off Red Baron 2 off TAR (Tim) 3 off and I'll maybe get 2 or 3 for myself , so about 15 should cover it. Could I ask you all to confirm to my gmail account ( you should...
by MetBlue
Mon Mar 23, 2020 22:48
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Elite series 1 wheel colour?
Replies: 8
Views: 793

Elite series 1 wheel colour?

Can anyone give guidance on what colour Lotus painted the alloys on early cars. I have some pictures from publicity brochures, which look virtually black. But with tyre off, there is a grey paint inside the rim where the sun don't shine. Interestingly, the series 1 Elite featured in Issue 6 of Absol...
by MetBlue
Mon Mar 23, 2020 22:32
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label
Replies: 31
Views: 1532

Re: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label

Progress update. Dingdong have confirmed they can produce a silver sticker with correct black Jackson Mn font. They will be sticky on the back, so will need to stick to the stricker or the stricker cover, but I don't see this as a problem. They could produce a window sticker, sticky side on the fron...
by MetBlue
Wed Mar 18, 2020 09:13
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label
Replies: 31
Views: 1532

Re: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label

Took some searching, but the font looks like it's called "Jackson Mn Regular". Found it on fontsgeek.com, but struggling to download it !! Thanks to KKV for providing the direction ( Sorry, don't know your name). Have passed info to Isaydingdong, so waiting on reply. Looking promising. They said the...
by MetBlue
Tue Mar 17, 2020 09:10
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label
Replies: 31
Views: 1532

Re: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label

Was getting late last night, and just getting a picture to load was a major step forward for me. Been playing again this morning and hopefully now a better size https://www.dropbox.com/s/5lnzhetgi2fdqzk/PHTC%20photo%20small.jpg?raw=1 Image of my "recreation" based on this - I said it was not a prett...
by MetBlue
Tue Mar 17, 2020 00:30
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label
Replies: 31
Views: 1532

Re: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label

Hope you've got big monitors!!!! :D
Clues appreciated on how I make smaller in future.
(The scale in the background is a ruler graduated in MM)
Tony.
by MetBlue
Tue Mar 17, 2020 00:22
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label
Replies: 31
Views: 1532

Re: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label

Image of worn out label ( if this works).
Image

moderator edited for sizing
by MetBlue
Mon Mar 16, 2020 22:44
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label
Replies: 31
Views: 1532

Re: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label

Great. Thanks. That's the thread I remember from previous. The font is quite different to the remnants of my sticker. If I can just figure out how to include a picture in post, I'd show all what I have so far. Spoke to Lotus Bit's today. They don't have anything. I've contacted isaydingdong who were...
by MetBlue
Mon Mar 16, 2020 00:06
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label
Replies: 31
Views: 1532

Re: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label

Thanks Ian. Nothing on the suggested Web site, but I'll email them with my current best estimate of what this label looked like. Can't say it is a nice font (very top heavy). The remnants of my label give good indication of what the P, S, H and E looked like, but I've had to guess at the other chara...
by MetBlue
Fri Mar 13, 2020 20:58
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite vin plate
Replies: 13
Views: 707

Re: Elite vin plate

Correct. My car is very early. The VIN plate was stamped up in March 74, so agree they were using up old stock.

T